It's a beast. Performance and size. By skipper on 7/9/2017
skipper would recommend this product to a friend
It's been great so far. Started getting skim mate day 1, but had to adjust a little bit in the first couple days and then a major adjustment about 2-3 weeks later. I've been running mine about 4 months now and would absolutely buy this product again.
It is a bit big, but that's the best way to get big performance.
Simply the Best!! By uire on 6/21/2017
uire would recommend this product to a friend
Switched from 25 years of raising African cichlids to reefing a couple of years ago. This product came highly recommended from a guy that worked at a LFS. True, it does require a week or two to break-in but I've never experienced an issue and it does a great job keeping my 140g reef system crystal clear!
Great Skimmer By Bill on 2/8/2017
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
I have had this skimmer for 2 years and I must say its a beast. Its on a 125 gallon with 40 gallon sump. I have a decent amount of fish and corals. I skim wet and have nothing but good things to say about the Reef Octopus Classic 150.
Great skimmer By Nicholas on 12/8/2016
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
I have been running the 150 INT for 1 year now so I thought I would give my input. I run a 75 gallon display with a 20 long sump.
The skimmer was a little wonky for the first week. It overflowed twice back into the sump. After a little trial and error I got it dialed in just right. Since the first week I haven't adjusted the valve. I empty mine once a month, not because it's full but because the tube gets grimy after the neck tapers to fit into the collection cup. I use a baby bottle cleaner to clean the cup.
One improvement I would like to have would be an easier to clean skimmer body. There is a grate with tiny holes built into the bottom of the skimmer. The underneath section is borderline impossible to clean without the use of chemical. I just leave mine dirty as it really is more of an visual problem. My guess is including a removable bottom would be cost prohibitive. I purchased this skimmer for the price/quality ratio I could afford.
I have about 70lbs of pukani, 40lbs of sand.
1 clown goby
1 pajama Cardinal
1 lawnmower blenny
1 fire fish
1 Royal grama
5 sexy shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
Great skimmer By David on 12/7/2016
David would recommend this product to a friend
Great skimmer for the price. I run it on a 90 gallon reef with a 20 gallon sump. Would buy again.
The only issue I have is that since I started using bio pellets the dry foam skimmer mate is crazy and over flows a little out of the collection cup but not back into the sump. Did not have this problem prior to using bio pellets.
A good value By Dan on 9/9/2016
Dan would recommend this product to a friend
I've had this skimmer running now for 7 months and am happy with it. It took a while to figure it out as I was new to reef tanks but once I did it does a good job. The instructions are non existent on how to properly set it up. I want to get a float switch for it to shut it off so it doesn't overflow as it does go hay wire sometimes.
Good skimmer, pay attention to instructions By Martin on 7/29/2016
Martin wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
There is a youtube video out there by coralvue. Make sure to watch, and pay attention to the setup instructions. I'd never had an in-sump skimmer before, and this had a lot of good reviews so I rolled the dice. I did fight with it a while to get it broken in but now she's running and pulling good skim. I'd recommend breaking it in with vinegar prior to installing just to shorten the breakin time. That said it's a pretty awesome skimmer.
works great By Joshua on 6/12/2016
Joshua would recommend this product to a friend
got skim right after setup
Good skimmer By Mike on 6/10/2016
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
Very good skimmer. It was pulling skimate within 2 hours of running.
Pretty good unit By Billy on 5/6/2016
Billy would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to set up. Quiet and pretty powerful. Only issue is that I guess it takes weeks to "break in" new skimmers and it overfills and then sometimes never reaches the top but since I'm still in that breakin period I can't fault this unit. Someone said if you soak it in vinagerfirst you shorten the breakin period.